Pruning your Vancouver rental house bushes and the Orange Beast

  • 8 years ago
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As the premier North shore and Vancouver property management company we manage some pretty nice houses. Our property management portfolio includes British Properties rental houses, luxury Shaughnessy houses for rent, Ambleside and Dundarave rental homes and pretty much luxury rental houses in all parts of Vancouver and the Northshore. Nice houses usually have nice yards. My personal yard contains a 15 foot high bush that often encroaches our front yard walkway and needs trimming at least once every month or two. When it’s time to do so, I put my faith and trust in the “Orange Beast.” When I originally bought my house the previous owners were generous enough to leave my orange friend in the backyard shed. She’s an ugly old Black and Decker electric pruning saw that must be 20 or 30 years old. She’s chipped all to hell, there’s no safety latches and all she does is chop through branches like they were butter…they don’t make them like they used to.

Below is some good pruning tips to keep your bushes looking tip top:

– chart the current bushes that you do have

– cut all dead or diseased branches

– clip the tips to promote new branch growth

– make your cuts just below the branch collar

– prune out about a third of the branches that grow from collars

– leave the new branches alone

Many of our Vancouver property management clients simply don’t have the time or desire to do the pruning themselves. Sometimes owners are concerned that tenants of the larger West Vancouver rental houses or luxury Vancouver houses for rent won’t look after the yards as well as they do so if you need a referral for a good yard maintenance professional please inquire.

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